Broken Bodies, Healing Hearts by Gretchen W. TenBrook
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Broken Bodies, Healing Hearts
By Gretchen W. TenBrook

Broken Bodies, Healing Hearts

Reflections of a Hospital Chaplain

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Broken Bodies, Healing Hearts by Gretchen W. TenBrook

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Witness the wonder of divine power when faith in God overcomes human frailty! Broken Bodies, Healing Hearts: Reflections of a Hospital Chaplain provides chaplains, doctors, nurses, psychologists, and counselors with insight into the experiences of individual hospital patients. You'll learn of the suffering that they endure, and what patients and caretakers can learn about themselves and God through their ordeals. This is a wonderful collection of descriptive, personal, and heartfelt essays, each derived from a visit with a particular patient. These episodes demonstrate the wonder of divine strength manifested in human frailty. You'll see the spiritual aspects of both significant and common events, inspiring you to contemplate and appreciate all of your life experiences. Broken Bodies, Healing Hearts will help you unravel daily questions and problems and encourage you to seek God's eminent presence in all of your experiences. This intriguing collection demonstrates what it means to be human and what it means to be made in God's likeness. You will explore the heartwrenching struggles of unique individuals, such as: * Jimmy Meyer, a three-year-old toddler with a terminal brain tumor, who takes each day for whatever it could offer him. His simple trust teaches us all to grow in our faith and seek the child within ourselves * Mr. Nelson, who after suffering a heart attack and facing the possibility of death, recounts how the experience served to turn his life from one of anger and resentment to one of peace and freedom, reminding us all of the healing power of grace when we are willing to receive it * Martha Claxton, a fifty-eight-year-old woman battling leukemia. In finally letting go she experiences God's eternal security, inviting each of us to surrender our lives to the One who knows our every need * Ms. May, a thirty-eight-year-old with Down's Syndrome, who touches all those whom she comes in contact with. Her ability to live fully in the present moment reminds us that whatever is happening now is worth our undivided attention Enlightening and moving, Broken Bodies, Healing Hearts reveals the presence of God in the lives of patients, chaplains, and all those who care for others. You will discover the connection between human vulnerability and spiritual growth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780789008527
ISBN-10: 0789008521
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Pages: 188
Imprint: Haworth Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 10-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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TenBrook, a former Adjunct Chaplain in the Department of Pastoral Care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, recounts personal experiences that give insight into the lives of individual hospital patients, the suffering they endure, and what they and those who care for them can learn about themselves and Go

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